Digital technologies are profoundly changing society in ways that create significant challenges and opportunities for social scientists. MODE aims to develop methodologies that look beyond language to allow social scientists to study how people behave and interact in contemporary digital environments. It will provide systematic ways to investigate different forms of communication used in digital environments:

  • what people say, write, draw
  • how they use lay out and navigate through rooms, websites and other spaces,
  • how they use their hands and other parts of their bodies to interact with computers, devices and other people in face-to-face encounters.

It will conduct two research projects on how people use new technologies in different digital environments. One research project is located in an operating theatre, where screen technologies are used to look inside people's body cavities, and another one in learning environments where mobile technologies, Geographic Information System technologies and touch screen interactive tables are used to facilitate learning.

Mode will offer a program of innovative research and Training and Capacity Building activities including seminars, lectures, introductory courses and summer schools, and online discussion and support for social scientists from a range of academic disciplines, government, private sector organisations and the public sector.



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'Errors' in children's writing

Author: Diane Mavers Date: 28 September 2012 Podcast

'Wrighting' the self: New technologies and textual subjectivities

Author: Mona Sakr Date: 21 November 2011 Journal article

A multimodal approach to examining 'embodiment' in tangible learning environments

Co-author: Sara Price Date: 07 February 2013 Conference paper/presentation

A multimodal approach to examining ‘embodiment’ in tangible learning environments

Co-author: Sara Price Date: 12 February 2013 Conference paper/presentation

A social semiotic multimodal analysis framework for website interactivity

Author: Elisabetta Adami Date: 15 May 2013 Working paper

An Interview with John Knox, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Interviewee: John Knox Date: 04 March 2013 Video

An Interview with Lorenza Mondada

Interviewee: Lorenza Mondada Date: 04 March 2013 Video

An interview with Arlene Archer, University of Capetown, South Africa.

Interviewee: Arlene Archer Date: 04 March 2013 Video

An introduction to embodiment and digital technology research : interdisciplinary themes and perspectives

Author: William Farr Date: 16 March 2012 Working paper

An introduction to using video for research

Author: Carey Jewitt Date: 16 March 2012 Working paper

Analysing gesture, body posture and action in digital learning environments

Author: S Price Date: 28 September 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Analysing video data : theoretical and methodological approaches

Author: Jeff Bezemer Date: 21 August 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Analyzing layering in textual design : a multimodal approach for examining cultural, linguistic, and social migrations in digital video

Author: Myrrh Domingo Date: 11 May 2011 Journal article

Analyzing layering in textual design: a multimodal approach for examining cultural, linguistic, and social migrations in digital video

Author: Myrrh Domingo Date: 11 May 2011 Journal article

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Bibliography: Approaches to researching embodiment in digital learning environments

Author: Sara Price Date: 02 October 2013 Other

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Bibliography: Multimodality

Author: Carey Jewitt Date: 02 October 2013 Other

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Bibliography: Video-Based Research

Author: Carey Jewitt Date: 02 October 2013 Other

Challenges, trends and directions in multimodal work

Author: Gunther Kress Date: 28 September 2012 Podcast

Challenges, trends and directions in multimodal work

Author: Gunther Kress Date: 22 August 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Communication in the operating theatre: A multimodal perspective

Co-author: Terhi Korkiakangas Date: 23 August 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Digital Technologies in the Operating Theatre

Interviewee: Jeff Bezemer Date: 18 March 2013 Video

Digital technologies in the operating theatre

Creator: Jeff Bezemer Date: 04 March 2013 Podcast

Documenting an encounter between art-film and multimodality informed by the production of digital moving images

Author: Victoria Hurr Date: 01 November 2012 Working paper

Doing video research in school classrooms

Author: Andrew Burn Date: 21 August 2012 Conference paper/presentation

Doing video research on online/social media : methodological issues and a case study on YouTube

Author: Elisabetta Adami Date: 21 August 2012 Conference paper/presentation

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Start date
30 September 2011
End date
24 April 2015
Grant holder
Professor Carey Jewitt
Co-applicants
Dr Rosie Flewitt
Professor Roger Kneebone
Dr Diane Mavers
Dr Sara Price
Dr Neil Selwyn
Professor Gunther Kress
Dr Jeff Bezemer
Dr Myrrh Domingo
Professor Andrew Burn
Grant amount
£911,654.15
Grant reference
RES-576-25-0027
Discipline
Education
Grant type